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The St. Louis area's first medical marijuana dispensary is slated to open in the city's Illinois suburbs

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COLLINSVILLE, Illinois — The St. Louis area's first medical marijuana dispensary is slated to open in the city's Illinois suburbs.

HCI Alternatives in Collinsville plans a grand opening at noon Monday at a retail location adjacent to the Illinois State Police's regional headquarters.

A second St. Louis-area dispensary in the village of Sauget near East St. Louis is also expected to open soon.

The state issued 23 dispensary licenses through mid-January but has set a cap of 60 locations statewide in the four-year pilot project. Legal marijuana sales began in Illinois in early November.

Seventeen of the 22 allowed cultivation centers have received state permission to grow medical marijuana indoors, including Progressive Treatment Solutions in East St. Louis.

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